Russian River Camping Trip from Guerneville to the Sea

Guerneville, California

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With its variety of launch and take-out options, this ambitious, 15-mile paddle to the sea through dense stands of redwood forest can easily be broken up into shorter sections. It’s also popular as an easy overnighter and can be extended into a 30-mile, multiday adventure by launching as far upriver as Healdsburg. The farther you get from the coast in the summer, the more both water and air temperatures begin to rise as you leave the sea fog behind, along with immersion gear like wetsuits and paddle jackets. Rather than the coastal kayaker’s usual preoccupation with hypothermia, you might find yourself slipping out of your boat and into the water in little more than your bathing suit, just to cool off.

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"With its variety of launch and take-out options, this ambitious, 15-mile paddle to the sea through dense stands of redwood forest can easily be broken up into shorter sections.
It’s also popular as an easy overnighter and can be extended into a 30-mile, multiday adventure by launching as far upriver as Healdsburg.

The farther you get from the coast in the summer, the more both water and air temperatures begin to rise as you leave the
sea fog behind, along with immersion gear like wetsuits and paddle jackets. Rather than the coastal kayaker’s usual preoccupation with hypothermia, you might find yourself
slipping out of your boat and into the water in little more than your bathing suit, just to cool off."

Activity Type: Birding, Sea Kayaking
Nearby City: Guerneville
Distance: 1-15 miles
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate
Tidal Information: Currents upriver are generally weak in summer, but swift and dangerous with runoff after winter storms.
Hazards/Cautions: Overheating in summer. Strong currents in winter.
Best Times: This is a late spring to autumn run only, unless you are a skilled, whitewater paddler.
Local Maps: USGS: Duncans Mills (7.5 minute)

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Jun 2018